Meet the 2012 Team!
Magid Bdeir is a senior seeking a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. His past work experience includes Research and Development in the automotive and the precision machinery industries. He hopes to continue his career in a similar field.
Manny Georganas is finishing his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. While he plans to continue working in the defense industry he sees humanitarian engineering as an opportunity to use his skills to directly help communities in need.
Jorye Gross is a senior Mechanical Engineering student. His work experience includes Research and Development in the shrink management, hand-made bicycle frame, and ergonomics fields. He wishes to continue his career utilizing a concentration in design and manufacturing.
Mande Boukary Keita
Mande Boukary Keita is a senior Mechanical Engineering student from Mali, West Africa. He has worked in the biomedical field and enjoys traveling to countries with rich cultural histories, playing soccer and practicing judo. His goal is to be able to efficiently apply his skills in any environment.
Nick Padovani is a senior in the Biomedical Engineering department. His concentration is in biomechanics and human performance. He has worked in the medical instrument design industry and wishes to continue his career in the same field.
Hannah Olin (website)
Hannah Olin is a senior graphic design major concentrating in environmental graphics. In her free time, Hannah enjoys traveling. painting, and yoga. In the future Hannah hopes to work along the east coast as an exhibition designer.
Alex Moseson (website)
Alex Moseson is an interdisciplinary NSF Graduate Research Fellow focused on leveraging technology for sustainable development, and has led programs in five countries. His recent work at IIT Bombay developed affordable “green cements” for slum improvement.
Sustainable Development Research Foundation (SDRF)
We are glad to be partnering with an established Thai NGO, Sustainable Development Research Foundation (SDRF), which has a rich 25-year history. The SDRF was started in order to reach out to and interact with the marginalized and impoverished Isan people of Northeast Thailand. In an effort to respond to the needs of the local people the SDRF developed a system of integrated agriculture focused on local villages to help the poor deal with their subsistence needs. Systems that integrated pigs and ducks with fish and vegetables and were linked to stable water resources were developed in multiple village communities in order to provide those in need with a base of support. To this point the SDRF has expanded the work to villages in a wide area.
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